Martyn Goulding

Professor

Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory

Frederick W. and Joanna J. Mitchell Chair

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To scratch an itch is a hairy problem

LA JOLLA–An insect lands on your arm, moving the tiny hairs on your skin just enough to make you want to scratch. Salk Institute researchers have uncovered evidence of a …


Walking on ice takes more than brains

LA JOLLA–Walking across an icy parking lot in winter–and remaining upright–takes intense concentration. But a new discovery suggests that much of the balancing act that our bodies perform when faced …


Salk and Harvard scientists chart spinal circuitry responsible for chronic pain

LA JOLLA–Pain typically has a clear cause–but not always. When a person touches something hot or bumps into a sharp object, it’s no surprise that it hurts. But for people …


Salk scientists reveal circuitry of fundamental motor circuit

LA JOLLA—Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered the developmental source for a key type of neuron that allows animals to walk, a finding that could help pave the way …


Prestigious endowed chairs awarded to Salk scientists

The Salk Institute is pleased to announce that faculty members Geoffrey M. Wahl and Martyn Goulding were celebrated as the recipients of endowed chairs in recognition of their significant scientific …


A fine balance

La Jolla, CA – Once a toddler has mastered the art of walking, it seems to come naturally for the rest of her life. But walking and running require …


Salk neurobiologist receives Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award

La Jolla, CA – Dr. Martyn Goulding, an associate professor in the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, has been awarded the prestigious …


Striking the right balance between excitation and inhibition

La Jolla, CA – Neurons in the brain and spinal cord come in two flavors, excitatory neurons that transmit and amplify signals, and inhibitory neurons that inhibit …


Salk researchers make fast strides towards understanding how our body controls walking

La Jolla, CA – Researchers at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified an important circuit in the spinal cord that controls the speed with which our leg muscles …


Education

Cell biology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
PhD, Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Auckland
Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry


Awards & Honors

  • 2006 Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award
  • 1994-1998 Pew Scholar
  • 1993-1995 Basil O'Connor Research Award